Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 550driver, Jul 19, 2010.
Has anyone taken their Dinc overseas? Does the GPS or wifi work?
Wifi will work overseas for sure!....As for the GPS, I would assume yes.
We leaving for Scotland in a couple of days and I was thinking about getting a golf GPS app. I don't want to if GPS won't work there.
What's the G stand for in "GPS"?
So, the GPS raw data will work but if the app you're using requires any outside network connection, you might incur data charges.
HA! Love it!
maybe find a map software that comes with preloaded maps
I took mine to Paris.
GPS works fine. So does WIFI obv.
the thing is that Maps applications require some data connection, 3g or wifi. in scotland, only wifi will work.
so, unless you are in a spot with wifi, when you pull up Maps, you are just gonna get the blue arrow on a blank screen. you can get your latitude and longitude I think, but no other information
you would need to preload maps on there somehow
The "G" stands for grief
I just got off the phone with Golflogix and he said it should work in Scotland if I load the course when I have wifi access. The app only uses GPS after the course is loaded.
He gave me a seven day free trial so it should be good.
GPS will work anywhere. BUT... You still need a data-connection if you want to use turn-by-turn Google NAV. Overseas roaming is expensive.
You can download maps. There are apps that allow you to pre-load maps so you don't need to rely on a data-connection. That is the best bet. I've done this with other phones.
You can also do something like use co-pilot and buy the maps for the country you will be visiting.
Otherwise, I recommend leaving the phone at home. Verizon uses CDMA which is not very compatible with the rest of the GSM world.
Yeah use something like Co Pilot for GPS worldwide, as the maps are installed on the device :0